Money Dawgs Camp

Discover the secrets surrounding money, personal financial decision making, and investing. Have fun learning how to get the most out of your money and discover great financial planning careers. This is no boring study of graphs, supply and demand, and budgets. Each day is filled with hands-on games, funny stories, interesting facts, and a variety of activities such as watching, learning, and critiquing financial behaviors as shown on television and the movies. You will visit financial institutions, participate in a bank search in downtown Athens, and shop for food, fun, and bargains in local stores. At the end of this week you will know more about the secrets of money than many adults!

Ages: 11-14

Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $870

None. This course is designed for students with little to no background in finance or money, and is open to all students in this age range who are interested in exploring personal finance and careers in the financial industry.


Jamie Lynn Byram holds a Masters of Science in Financial Planning from the University of Alabama, a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Georgia.  She has over 10 years of experience teaching financial planning courses at the collegiate level for several universities and served as Director of Financial Planning programs for four years at the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently teaches at the University of Georgia. As an Accredited Financial Counselor®, Jamie Lynn is unique in the financial services industry because she focuses on helping people develop positive and lasting behaviors...habits if you will...regarding their financial affairs. Her philosophy is simple: Those who plan with a purpose will have peace. This is Jamie Lynn’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Aditi Routh is currently a Ph.D. student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on low-income consumers’ saving, spending, and banking behavior, in addition to the myriad budgeting decisions that they make to make ends meet. Prior to attending UGA, she completed her Masters in Economics at the University of California, Riverside. She has always been curious about all things associated with money: including the banking system as well as how an individual’s financial choices impact the economy as a whole.  She looks forward to making Money Dawgs a fun learning experience for the students using examples and activities from the real world!  This is Aditi’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.